Police still waiting on autopsy results for victims in cabin fire

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Deer Lake RCMP say they are awaiting autopsy results from the Medical Examiner's Office in St. John's in relation to the human remains found in a cabin destroyed by fire Aug. 6.

In a release, the Mounties added the names of the victims — a 56-year-old male resident from Gillams and a 50-year-old female and her son from Trout River — are not being released.

“Family members have asked that others respect their privacy during their time of mourning,” the police said.

The fire occurred on Whitewash Road at an area locally known as Bonne Bay Big Pond.

The cabin was between 17 and 20 kilometres from Highway 430 and is accessible only by a four-wheel-drive vehicle.

Organizations: Bonne Bay Big Pond.The

Geographic location: Deer Lake RCMP, Medical Examiner, Trout River Whitewash Road

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Recent comments

  • clay
    August 14, 2013 - 17:06

    when they wants the puplic help we help when we want to know something they are tight lipped two can play that game

  • Denise
    August 14, 2013 - 16:20

    Jack, I think you are misinformed. The families of these individuals have been informed and they have chosen not to release the names to the public. The RCMP had nothing to do with releasing the names to the public. The RCMP are not turning Canada into a dictatorship and I think you're just nosy.

  • aaron
    August 14, 2013 - 15:27

    The names are not released to the general public but the families are informed and the families are asked if they wish the names released to media in most instances. In reality as long as the families are informed that is really the most important thing, perhaps the family does not want the names released for privacy reasons.

  • Jack
    August 14, 2013 - 14:28

    Why does it seem that the RCMP are not willing to release names when someone is missing or killed in an accident, fire, or other tragedy? How are the general public supposed to help or immediate family are informed if RCMP keeps withholding names? Withholding names is ok for youth offenders as Canadian Law obliges them to do so, but for everyone else, its not. So that family and general public are informed about whom died in the tragedy, no more withholding names and turning Canada into a dictatorship, RCMP. That way, people get clear information, not vague details all the time.